degauss

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verb de·gauss \(ˌ)dē-ˈgau̇s\

Definition of degauss

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove or neutralize the magnetic field of <degauss a ship> <degauss a magnetic tape>

degausser

noun

Origin and Etymology of degauss

de- + gauss, after Karl F. Gauss


First Known Use: circa 1940


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